Christmas Nativity ~ FREE Posters

darrell creswell baby in manger

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Looking for some free printable Biblical Nativity posters or Nativity images for Christmas? You’re kidding, right? I know it’s awhile off yet, but sponsors have to start thinking about Christmas (and everything else) well before the big day, as letters sometimes take months to get to their child. I’ve had one letter from Africa take FIVE months. Must have been one thirsty camel. :) So here is my first Christmas post slipped in while nobody is looking, just in case anybody out there is an early starter. Share these posters with your family and friends, too. And don’t forget to check out our Christmas Master List where you will find FREE 500+ Nativity colouring pages, FREE Nativity puzzles, FREE Nativity crafts, FREE Nativity stationery, FREE Happy Birthday Jesus and all things Nativity for kids… free printable… enjoy!  :)




FREE Christmas posters  (Darrell Creswell) fabulous Christ-centred Christmas images, encouragement and inspiration, like this little one above. More Christmas images here; and more here: From the manger to the cross, Christmas is about broken relationships; free printable

The real meaning of Christmas – FREE Posters  (hobbylobby) Some time back, I took the time to stop and thank this family business for these excellent free printable Christ-centred images. They were delighted to receive my feedback. So many times I’m guilty of grabbing and running without stopping to remember my manners.  :)

Oh Holy Night – Nativity Verse Card  (homegrown hospitality) a blue and green patchwork scene in a fun doodle style; the wooden stable includes a heart, a manger and a cross; free printable

Mary and Elizabeth laugh – poster  (a-thammasak) a gentle and beautiful watercolour image capturing this special moment between two ordinary women chosen for a very special task; with Bible verse from Luke 1:42; free printable

Isaiah 9:6 – Nativity poster  (kingjamesbibleonline) Mary tenderly cares for her baby, with Joseph standing behind her; Bible verse – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace; free printable

Traditional Nativity Scene – poster  (dashinvaine) with Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherd, a cow, donkey and a sheep and star in the background; free printable

Matthew 2:9-10 – poster  And behold, the star which they had seen in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy; a beautiful silhouette sunset; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable

Matthew 2:9-10 - This Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts. Visit us at

Nativity – poster  (prisoneronearth) telling the Christmas story from Joseph’s perspective; in a cartoon style in purple, mauve and yellow tones; Nativity scene – poster  a beautiful cartoon manger scene with Mary, Joseph, shepherds, children, sheep and cow in a cave with Christmas star outside and Bible verse from Luke 1:68 – Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, He has come to save His people

Christ is Born – poster  (inspired-imaging) the magi present their gifts; with a stained glass feel; free printable

Remember the Eternal King – poster  (feesu-san) a Nativity collage in Manga style telling the Christmas story

Mary closes her eyes and gently kisses her baby – poster  (ayeri) a beautiful moment captured in cream and yellow tones

O holy night – poster  (hopeink) in a beautiful swirly doodle style; black on white background, or white on black background; free printable

Isaiah 9:6 – poster  (images.knowing-Jesus) Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given; You shall call His name Jesus – Bible poster (1); You shall call His name Jesus – Bible poster (2) blue and black silhouette; She was found to be with child – Bible poster blue and black silhouetted scene of star shining down on landscape; Micah 5:4 – Bible poster  silhouette of a shepherd with sheep; a Messiah prophecy; free printable

You are my shepherd – poster  (kokecit) two shepherds looking at the Christmas star; purple and blue colours; free printable


darrell creswell Manger - King size bed

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Crazy Nativity – poster  (timmcfarlin) in a ‘Where’s Wally’ cartoon style; free printable

A Thrill of Hope the weary world rejoices – poster  (falala) words from O Holy Night – white letters and blue stars on a pretty darker blue background; Nativity word art – Isaiah 9:6 – flowing white text on olive background; Joy to the world the Lord has come – poster; free printable

The Messiah that came to save us – poster  (crosscards) stars at night; with Bible verse from Micah 5:2; O holy night – poster  magi travelling at night; free printable (for members)

He came to make peace between you and God – poster  (eikonik) a movie style poster with a close up of Baby Jesus in the manger; Magnificent – movie poster Mary and Joseph holding Baby Jesus as she wraps Him in swaddling clothes; free printable

O Holy Night – lyrics  send these beautiful lyrics as a poster or postcard to your child; decorate if you wish; free printable

Away in a Manger – Nativity poster  (mamaslearningcorner) with Baby Jesus in the manger clip art; Silent Night – Nativity poster with Mary holding her baby; with Christmas carol lyrics for younger children; free printable

Luke 2:14 – Bible Poster  Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace and goodwill toward men; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable


Luke 2:14 - This Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts. Visit us at


Mary gazes on her sleeping baby – Nativity poster  (arthistoryfan) black and white pencil drawing; free printable

Mary smiles at her baby’s chubby fingers – Nativity poster  (jillabean) coloured pencil sketch; free printable

Christmas Nativity – poster  (Answers in Genesis) Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and the angels appearing to the shepherds against a starry night sky; Wow! God was born in a stable and His name is Jesus! A stable was different back then—it wasn’t really a “barn” like you see on farms today. Many times it was nothing but a cave in the mountainside where the animals would be safe, dry and warm. That manger doesn’t look too comfortable, does it? A manger was really a trough, often made out of stone. The animals would eat or drink out of these mangers or troughs. This is where Mary laid her new, sweet baby. This must have been a beautiful, special night; free printable

7c’s of Bible History – poster for kids  (answersingenesis) showing how the birth of the Messiah fits into history and God’s overall plan of redemption for mankind; free printable

Isaiah 9:6 – poster  in gold and black on beige parchment

A Baby changes everything – image  (carol-moore) a small Nativity portrait showing a close up of Baby Jesus’ sleeping face with the Christmas star in background; peaceful and lovely; Joseph’s Tender Lullaby – pencil drawing  a small Nativity black and white sketch of Joseph gazing down at Baby Jesus held in his arms, Christmas star in background; Joseph hugs a heavily pregnant Mary  Nativity portrait; free printable

Nativity – image  (Biblefunforkids; scroll down and click on ‘Here is the teacher’s visual aid copy’) manger scene cartoon in a round frame for younger children; free printable


darrell creswell Jesus is the gift of the season

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A Charlie Brown Christmas – 8×10 poster  (apairofpears) Linus’ Christmas speech featuring Bible verses in red and soft green colours and these words at the end, And that’s what Christmas is all about. Charlie Brown; free printable

Mary and Joseph on donkey cartoon  (Biblecartoons); No room at the inn cartoonNativity cartoon  Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph inside a lit stable with animals outside; Angel appears to shepherds cartoon (1); Angel appears to shepherds cartoon (2); and Magi on camels cartoon; Magi presenting gifts cartoon download small low quality version for free or larger resolution sizes for purchase

Wise men still seek Him – image  (digitalChristian) a beautiful silhouette sunset; Nativity – image  Manger in cave entrance with twinkling stars outside, with words – The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God; Nativity – word art  white lettering on blue background; Nativity – image  manger on mountain with sunset background with Bible verse from Isaiah 9:6; Nativity – image  manger with star shining down and Bible verse from Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign, behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel; Nativity – image  a manger against a black background and the words – What if He never came down

Jesus, the reason for the season – poster  (marthalever) red and green word art, black border on white background; free printable

God made the first Christmas lights – cartoon  (answersingenesis) free printable

The Creator steps into His creation – animated cartoon  (answersingenesis) for your own use in emails or to share online; free printable

Luke 2:13-14 – Bible Poster  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable


Luke 2:13-14 - This Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts. Visit us at


Nativity Illustrations from the Open Bible – Luke and Matthew (Sweet Publishing)  coloured drawings; free printable

O Holy Night – poster  (akadesign) the stars are brightly shining; black lettering on white background; free printable

Bethlehem – photos  (Bibleplaces) photos and information, plus more links to other sites about Bethlehem; for a different Christmas perspective.

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – photos  (littleblots; scroll down – it’s just past ‘paper gift boxes’) for something different. Idea: tie these photos into a ‘what will you bring Jesus this Christmas?’ theme

Nativity – detailed black and white illustrations  (University of South Florida) about the Nativity and childhood of the Lord Jesus; free printable

Add your own Nativity photo to one of these blank posters  (printwithmypic) with editable text or use the idea to make your own. Just start with a photo and add text boxes over it or use one of my tutorials as a guide; free printable

Cute Nativity Graphics  (whimsydoodle; scroll down) various to choose from; for purchase



darrell creswell Jesus is the reason for the season

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Here are more creative ways to use these Christmas Nativity images:

  • Christmas Bible verses from both Old and New Testament if you would like to make your own Christmas Nativity poster or postcard (A4 or 4×6). Use photo paper and laminate for a more professional touch.
  • Make your own Christmas Nativity note cards.
  • Make your own Christmas Nativity bookmark with your child’s name on it.
  • Make your own Bible verse subway art with this easy tutorial. For an extra challenge, shape it into a Christmas tree or star.
  • Use them as pictures / illustrations in your letter to make your own Christmas Nativity stationery.
  • Print 9 or 10 on an A4 page (shrink / arrange evenly) to make Christmas Nativity wallet cards. Fabulous items for your sponsored child to share around with family and friends. Again, it’s often best to use photo paper, then cut and laminate for a more professional touch.
  • Make your own Christmas Nativity DIY Activity Book choosing your own free printable activities and add one or two Nativity posters.
  • Make your own Christmas Nativity stickers.
  • Make your own Christmas Nativity board game.
  • Inspire your child all year round when you include one of these images on a calendar.
  • 12 Cool Word Cloud Generators For something different, how about some Nativity word art? Type in any Christmas Bible verse – in any language; choose your colours; click a button and it will do creativity for you. Too easy. Upload a Christmas shaped template if you wish (e.g. star), so that your verse comes out in that shape. Plus check my post for more creative ideas on what you can do with word cloud generators.


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Remember:  Christmas is ALL about Jesus!  It is when the Creator Himself arrived on earth for a very special and dangerous rescue mission for each one of us. We are all invited. He paid the penalty for our sin and rebellion against a Holy God ~ Himself ~ and died in our place. None of us measure up. He is a holy God and His pass mark is 100%. He is the judge who passes sentence on us, then steps down and pays our penalty. We couldn’t possibly do anything to deserve it. It’s His free and priceless gift to us ~ and our choice ~ as to whether or not we will accept it. It costs us nothing. It cost Him everything.

GRACE = God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.






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15 thoughts on “Christmas Nativity ~ FREE Posters

  1. Fantastic! The Hobby Lobby message and photos are beautiful and will make a wonderfully meaningful paper gift for our Compassion children . . . and family and friends. :-)


    • Thanks Susan! Yes, they’re really great. It’s nice to see a business doing things like this. I particularly love some of the Easter ones too – the toddler playing in the carpenter’s workshop with the cross silhouetted on the floor in His shadow behind Him; and ‘Son I need you to build me a bridge, here are the tools you will need’ (hammer and nails).


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    • Awww… bless you, Kim. Thank you so much for your encouragement today.

      I’ve been going through all my old posts behind the scenes and gradually updating them, checking links, etc (huge task); but still need to check and update my Christmas links this year, so if you find any broken ones, let me know. :)


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